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App-Rising.com covers the development and adoption of broadband applications, the deployment of and need for broadband networks, and the demands placed on policy to adapt to the revolutionary opportunities made possible by the Internet.

App-Rising.com is written by Geoff Daily, a DC-based technology journalist, broadband activist, marketing consultant, and Internet entrepreneur.

App-Rising.com is supported in part by AT&T;, however all views and opinions expressed herein are solely my own.

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March 4, 2008 9:50 AM

The Fickleness of Online Audiences

The meteoric rise of sites like and eBay have long dominated discussions over the potential for online businesses to realize explosive growth. And this truly is a revolutionary aspect of the Internet, providing a platform that allows anyone to...

January 8, 2008 12:48 PM

The Rift in Productive Telecom Debate Personified at CES

It's amazing how combining a seemingly endless show floor with limitless choice in nighttime activities can derail the best intentions of any blogger to post throughout the day. Never worry, though, as there have already been many interesting, enlightening experiences...

December 18, 2007 9:05 AM

v. Microsoft - Battling for the Web's Future?

The New York Times ran an article on Sunday with the title " Gets Ready to Rumble With Microsoft." It details the budding battle and clash in corporate cultures between industry giants Microsoft and . But the reason I'm linking...

November 27, 2007 12:00 PM

Broadband Apps Drive Competition

Traditional software delivery models have tended towards near monopolies dominated by major players like Microsoft. Look back even just two years ago and see how much competition Microsoft's Office suite faced and while you may find some competitors, you certainly...

November 21, 2007 11:25 AM

Three Great Articles - Broadband, Education, and Entertainment

Some lighter fare today leading into the holiday weekend: the top three articles I've read in the last 24 hours. News from Vermont - Continuing consternation over the Fairpoint acquisition of Verizon's lines in that state, and concern about Fairpoint's...

November 1, 2007 2:00 PM

Big News in Social Apps

One of the hottest trends in online applications development is the push towards popular sites and applications to open up platforms through which third party developers can extend core functionality however they see fit. The most hyped example of this...

October 26, 2007 1:24 PM

Race to Web Apps Not Just About and Microsoft

Last week I came across this Reuters article, which reported from the Web 2.0 Summit on an interesting bit of news coming from the mouth of Adobe's CEO Bruce Chizen. The news? That Adobe is working on bringing all of...

October 18, 2007 12:00 PM

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better...

Last week I wrote a post inspired by Microsoft's introduction of its HealthVault personal health information service. Today, I read that 's announced a personal health information records initiative of some sort. There's a total lack of details beyond a...

October 11, 2007 8:07 AM

Research Gets A Heavy Dose of Bandwidth

A couple of big announcements last week from the world of Internet-enabled research. On Monday, and IBM teamed up to announce the launch of a program that will open up high powered computing clusters to universities. These computing clusters...

September 18, 2007 12:08 PM

More Applications Get Hosted

Came across two articles describing further moves by big players into the hosted application space. Today, launched Presentations, an online alternative to PowerPoint. You can use it to create presentations, collaborate on them, give presentations, organize presentations, and...

August 22, 2007 7:50 AM

Look At Where I've Been, Look At Where I'm Going

Back in July I wrote up a post about the fantastical, rapidly evolving world of online map-making tools, highlighting a handful of innovative applications and musing over their demand for bandwidth. Yesterday, I stumbled upon news that had expanded...

August 21, 2007 5:27 PM

Admits Mistake in Handling of Video Shutdown

Wow, I guess everything moves faster in the Digital Age, even corporate apologies. Less than two weeks after sending an email to Video users about 's plan to stop the service, render all purchased videos unwatchable, and provide a...

August 13, 2007 11:38 AM

Demise of Video Sets Dangerous Precedent

On Friday I wrote up a brief analysis of Blockbuster's move to purchase online movie retailer Movielink, highlighting how this space has more competition than it does demand. The download-to-own/rent space bore witness to another major announcement last week, namely 's plans to disband it's paid-download online video service.

July 31, 2007 1:28 PM

Microsoft To Get Connected; Hosted Applications Take Off

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed the software giant's plans for adopting a "software plus services" model over the coming years, which will push Microsoft's traditional desktop software into the realm of hosted applications. Generally speaking, hosted applications run on servers in the network or on the Internet instead of locally on a user's computer...

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